SPRINGTIME IN TUSCANY, ITALY

by Jennifer King Photography Workshops
with Jennifer King and Vito Servideo

MAY 2-9, 2020
$5500 USD *INCLUSIVE 
SOLD OUT WAIT LIST ONLY

There is something in the air in Tuscany, and something in the earth, that creates incredible experiences unlike anywhere I have ever traveled. The food, the wine, the people, all make this yearly journey so special for all that come together and photograph. We will stay in the heart of Tuscany in the most beautiful and photographable area of Val d'Orcia. Our stay is in the heart of the rolling hills, just outside the gates of the medieval town of San Quirico d'Orcia where we will awake to beautiful views to inspire us. Join us on this 7-day and 7-night journey as we explore and photograph under the Tuscan sky.

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INCLUDES

  • 7-nights accommodation* overlooking the Tuscan hillside.

  • Daily breakfast.

  • Welcome Dinner.

  • Airport transfers.

  • Transportation throughout workshop.

  • Winery tour with lunch, and photography in wine cellar and vineyards.

  • 5-course meal with local friends at the famous Gladiator House, and photography around the private property.

  • Sunrise and sunset photo sessions.

  • Touring and photographing small medieval villages.

  • Spa Deluxe with use of indoor pool with sauna and hydro massage, use of outdoor pool that over looks Tuscany, billiards room and fitness room.

*Accommodations are based on double occupancy. Each room has 2 single beds. If you prefer a private room with a queen bed, single supplement charge will apply.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: If you prefer a private room, a $1000 single supplement charge will be applied. You may select this option at check-out, or advise us via email.

SPOUSAL SUPPLEMENT: Non-photographing spouses are welcome to join you on this workshop. However, since they will be taking the spot of a photographer, there will still be a non-negotiable charge of $3500 to cover their expenses of breakfast, Welcome Dinner, van space, airport transfers, tours and charge for 2nd person in room. Please note: this price covers our cost only. We will limit the number of spouses on this workshop to 2. Please feel free to inquire about a non-photographing spouse attending at info@jenniferkingphoto.com

At JKPW, we offer no interest payment plans. Please advise your coordinator if you would like to arrange a plan.

FITNESS LEVEL: EASY
You must be able to carry your own equipment to participate. Trails are considered easy to moderate.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to Florence, Italy (Firenze, Italia FLR)

  • Meals except where noted.

  • Passport or Visa fees. Please note that VISA's are not required for US citizens.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Costs associated with your US departure.

  • Special spa services such as massage and facials are available, but are not included in your cost. Please arrange these services directly with concierge upon arrival.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1: SATURDAY, MAY 2
Please plan your flight to arrive on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Most international flights that depart from the US and Canada are over night flights with early morning arrivals. You will be transferred from your arriving flight in (FLR) Florence, Italy to your accommodation in San Quirico. The afternoon is at your leisure. You may choose to enjoy the hotel pools and sauna, or simply take a 5-minute walk to the gates of a medieval town. WELCOME DINNER at 7:00pm with a sampling of Prosecco, red and white wines, finest meats and cheeses, plus the dinner of your choice, desert (gelato or tiramisu) and finish up with a limoncello. Restaurant is on the hotel property which overlooks some of the most photographed views in the region.

DAY 2: SUNDAY, MAY 3
Sunrise photo session followed by return to hotel for their delicious Italian breakfasts. We will have a short class on "CAPTURING ITALY THROUGH YOUR CAMERA". Each day, we will choose a medieval village to visit and photograph, and enjoy local cuisine. Afternoon break followed by sunset photo session.

DAY 3: MONDAY, MAY 4
Sunrise photo session followed by return to hotel for their delicious Italian breakfasts. Each day, we will choose a medieval village to visit and photograph, and enjoy local cuisine. Afternoon break followed by sunset photo session.

DAY 4: TUESDAY, MAY 5
Sunrise photo session followed by return to hotel for their delicious Italian breakfasts. Today, we will visit the Caparzo Winery in Montalcino and enjoy a Tuscan lunch with wine tasting. We will have the afternoon to photograph the wine cellar and the vineyards. Afternoon break followed by sunset photo session.

DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
Sunrise photo session followed by return to hotel for their delicious Italian breakfasts. Each day, we will choose a medieval village to visit and photograph, and enjoy local cuisine. Afternoon break followed by sunset photo session.

DAY 6: THURSDAY, MAY 7
Sunrise photo session followed by return to hotel for their delicious Italian breakfasts. Today we will be treated to an afternoon and 5-course dinner at the Gladiator Villa. After many years of traveling to Tuscany, we have become friends with the owners of the property that the movie GLADIATOR with Russell Crowe was filmed. Enjoy incredible food and wine, then take your camera and photograph and explore the beautiful landscape. Sunset photo session.

DAY 7: FRIDAY, MAY 8
Sunrise photo session followed by return to hotel for their delicious Italian breakfasts. Each day, we will choose a medieval village to visit and photograph, and enjoy local cuisine. Afternoon break followed by sunset photo session.

DAY 8: SATURDAY, MAY 9
Breakfast followed by transport to the Florence, Italy (FLR) airport. 

PROCESSING IMAGES: We will process images when possible throughout the workshop. We have learned after 8 years of workshops in Tuscany, that most people prefer to explore rather than sit in class. If we do not process during our time in Tuscany, we will have a remote processing class online after our return home for all who attend.

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MORE INFO

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TUSCANY
We understand that sometimes things come up that require you to cancel. We strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance to protect your investment and vacation.

Cancellation must be received in writing (email) at which time the following fees are non-refundable:

CANCELLATION PRIOR TO THE NOVEMBER 30, 2019  REFUNDABLE LESS $300 PROCESSING FEE.
CANCELLATION FROM DECEMBER 1, 2019-JANUARY 1, 2020, REFUNDABLE LESS DEPOSIT.
CANCELLATION AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020 NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS WE CAN FILL YOUR SPACE.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is highly recommended. Please refer to the cancellation policy above. While we understand that life can bring on unexpected surprises that can require you to cancel or leave a workshop early, it is your responsibility to secure your investment. We are not able to offer credits in lieu of refunds on last minute cancellations or early departures. 

Travel insurance can be relatively inexpensive, and there are many companies that offer these services such as Travel Guard, Allianz, credit card companies and other private insurance companies. Travel insurance can cover you in case of illness, accident or death, trip interruption (such as a volcano in another country that can cause your flight cancellation) medical costs during your trip and more. 

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MORE QUESTIONS?

CALL US AT 888.972.3535

info@jenniferkingphoto.com